Hock Lim Tan, MBBS (Adelaide), MD (Doctorate in Medicine) Adelaide, FRACS (Paediatric Surgery), FRCS (Eng) (Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery)
Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Prof. Tan has had a long distinguished career in Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery since 1980’s. He moved to Malaysia from Australia in 2007, and has been on the Board of Governor of ELSA and chair of the Pediatric surgery subsection.
He has been responsible for the laparoscopic training of many pediatric surgeons in the Asia Pacific region and was one of the founders and past president of IPEG.
He is visiting Surgeon at Prince Court Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta and Visiting Professor of Yangon University.
He is one of the pioneers of Pediatric Minimally Invasive surgery, and his major scientific contributions includes lymphatic sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy, laparoscopic Choledochal cyst excision, PCNL in Children, laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for Pyloric Stenosis and Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty.
Widely published in refereed journals, his top five publications have had over 500 citations. He has also contributed 42 book chapters and is associate editors of the 7th Edition (2014) of “Operative Pediatric Surgery” by Spitz and Coran, one of the most authoritative operative Paediatric Surgery textbooks.He has also invented several pediatric Laparoscopic instruments including the Tan Pyeloplasty scissor, the Tan Endotome and Tan Pyloric spreader, the “RoTalock” and the RoBi-Tan needlepoint bipolar forceps.